How nice it is to have a “kinder, gentler” tropical system in the neighborhood! It’s been several years since we’ve seen one of these blustery bags of breezey showers (i.e. a tropical storm vis a vis Category 3 and 4 hurricanes). If the weather doesn’t get any worse than this, we’ll manage.

Downside of this tropical storm: Nobody will get a day off from work or school. But that’s OK.

Upside of this tropical storm: (at this time of year) the showers will subdue the love bugs, which are around their messy peak these days.